Bonus Index: Jobs by the numbers

Here are 10 numbers related to unemployment caused by the response to COVID-19.

513,300: The number of Oregonians who have filed for regular unemployment since March 15.

49,800: The number of Oregonians who filed for regular unemployment during a comparable period last year.

1,140: Initial claims for regular unemployment remaining to be processed.

750: Number of employees processing claims.

101,903: Number of claims received for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the program for self-employed and gig workers who don’t qualify for regular unemployment.

24,432: The number of PUA claims paid.

138: The number of extra telephone lines added to handle unemployment calls.

35: The average wait time, in minutes, for Oregonians calling the department on Tuesday.

2,516: The number of calls answered on Wednesday.

Unknown: The number of calls received Tuesday.

$1.82 billion: The amount paid to Oregonians in federal pandemic employment compensation, the extra $600 per week approved by Congress.

$2.89 billion: Benefits paid to Oregonians.

11.2%: The Oregon unemployment rate.

 

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